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Gul, I'm disappointed in you but i'll leave it at that....
SBD, yes fair point re GFA.
Jools, good to hear you've recovered swiftly. I think I've run once in the evening since last April! Though I don't run early so I've mostly run at lunchtime.
4m Recovery today.
I've heard that parkrun have reported that only 20% of events have received landowners permission to restart on 05th June. Based on the argument they themselves put to landowners when seeking permission, on those numbers it seems hugely unlikely it will be able to start then.
Yes, a few people I've spoken to on the topic have expressed the view that parkruns approach to this is completely contrary to the general ethos and culture of parkrun.
The risk though very much is that parkrun will be a victim of it's own ease of access in that nobody can control the numbers that turn up so some, such as Canon Hill in Birmingham which was regularly getting close to 1000 runners, in essence ends up becoming an unregulated and uncontrollable mass event.
When only 30 people can still only attend a wedding or funeral, local authorities may be questioned if 100s of runners gather for a mass start 5k on a Saturday morning in a public space. You can't really make parkrun covid safe to the same extent as an organised race can.
It has to be said I'm really disappointed at the way parkrun are trying to get people to put pressure on landowners to allow events to re-start again. I know parkrun is important, but plenty of those councils have got quite a lot of other things to worry about at the moment (not least the fact that decision-making will have been slowed by local elections), and it feels completely inappropriate. When Little Stoke parkrun had the plug pulled parkrun handled it really sensitively, and discouraged people from bombarding the relevant council, because they could tell it might backfire. It looks like that light touch and commonsense has gone.
Nice unstructured canine intervals there, MsE. My little mutt is nearly a year old and I reckon his tiny legs will be good for an evening 5k recovery when I'm in campaign next month. Any recommendations for a canicross lead?
what sort of pace is that tempo currently coming out at, SBD?
Nice work on the MLR, Gul.
I see via FB that things seem to be happening with Berlin mara now and they are asking everyone to agree updated terms basically stating that if they can't race due to anything other than event organiser pulling event then place lost and no refund. I guess the organiser needs to know that if it bends over backwards to get the event on it isn't going to be met with masses of deferral and refund requests come late August.
4m recovery and spin yesterday.
A difficult session on Tuesday, first in a long while that hasn't gone my way. 6 x 1m off 1 min walk. Felt tough work in the first rep but I thought by the second i'd be in my stride, however I wasn't by the end of it I was looking for reasons to knock session on the head. I persevered but modified it by extending recovery to2 mins for the second half which got me through. Just felt a bit flat and lacking a top gear which is reflected in HR data, showing that I was performing below normal HR zone for that session.
Reps came out 5.56, 5.49, 5.53, 5.53, 5.52 and 5.50, which looks better than it felt!
Bit of s and c and an easy 6 today planned.
MsE, That' kin of how I felt Tuesday. I did think I might have been as my fitbit stats for sleeping HR Monday night were 10% higher than my overall RHR at that time. Plus my wife and daughter had both had heavy colds last week so was expecting to get hit but nothing has developed. Perhaps it was underlying and body was working away to fight it off.
I think it's easier with reps to modify and bash on than a lengthier continuous tempo as it's mentally more manageable. I m always fearful that knocking what is a hard session anyway on the head can lead me to more easily persuade myself to do that in future when I am hurting from effort discomfort.
Hope you feel better/rested soon.